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Friday 1 March 2024 7pm

Join mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and pianist Michael Curtain for an evening of story-telling over the piano, inspired by the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, devised by Paul Kildea and Ian Dickson, and written and directed by Constantine Costi. William Bolcom, who just celebrated his 85th birthday, occupies a unique place in the repertoire. Not quite art song, not quite cabaret, his settings of Arnold Weinstein’s deliciously dry lyrics continue a grand tradition stretching from Schubert to Sondheim of making words dance, fly and sing. Hear some of their best-loved songs, from 'Amor' to 'At the last lousy moments of love', woven into a poignant meditation on life, love and living in the moment. "[Bolcom’s songs are] colourful, brash, dreamy, light, sassy, catchy, overwrought, ethereal, folksy, soothing and sometimes several of these things at once." – Classical Net "Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves) is almost a metaphor for the season – an examination of interior and exterior worlds, represented here by offstage and onstage. It’s a program in which the brilliant songs of William Bolcom are juxtaposed to create a funny and profound story of a young woman’s life and loves." – Paul Kildea
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Friday 1 March 2024
7pm

Join mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and pianist Michael Curtain for an evening of story-telling over the piano, inspired by the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, devised by Paul Kildea and Ian Dickson, and written and directed by Constantine Costi.

William Bolcom, who just celebrated his 85th birthday, occupies a unique place in the repertoire. Not quite art song, not quite cabaret, his settings of Arnold Weinstein’s deliciously dry lyrics continue a grand tradition stretching from Schubert to Sondheim of making words dance, fly and sing.

Hear some of their best-loved songs, from ‘Amor’ to ‘At the last lousy moments of love’, woven into a poignant meditation on life, love and living in the moment.

“[Bolcom’s songs are] colourful, brash, dreamy, light, sassy, catchy, overwrought, ethereal, folksy, soothing and sometimes several of these things at once.” – Classical Net

“Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves) is almost a metaphor for the season – an examination of interior and exterior worlds, represented here by offstage and onstage. It’s a program in which the brilliant songs of William Bolcom are juxtaposed to create a funny and profound story of a young woman’s life and loves.” – Paul Kildea


CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM

Your experience matters to us. Be enlivened by the ease.

Canberra Theatre Centre is transitioning to a faster, easier ticketing system, and you may notice some changes when you next purchase tickets with us. Read more about the transition here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au.

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PRESENTED BY:
Musica Viva Australia

CATEGORY:
Classical Music

DURATION:
Approximately 75 minutes, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences of all ages.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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